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Many holes in MCG claim

Even as monsoon showers have brought respite from the humid weather conditions, the state of roads has further deteriorated.

india Updated: Sep 04, 2011 00:31 IST
Divya Sethi

Even as monsoon showers have brought respite from the humid weather conditions, the state of roads has further deteriorated.

While commuters continue to face inconvenience during travelling, the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) and MCG officials are yet to start a survey to identify damaged roads in the city.

Though the authorities are attending to individual complaints, residents doubt whether their grievances will be addressed and they will be able to enjoy a smooth ride on city roads.

A visit to sector 15 (part I and II), sectors 17, 30, 31, 10, 10A, 9, 9A, 56, 57, 40, 44, 45, Shivji Park, Shivaji Nagar, Gandhi Nagar, Patel Nagar, Krishna colony and Krishna Nagar presents a sorry state of affairs.

“I don’t think we have any good road in Gurgaon. It seems we are driving or walking on a path of stones. Residents have forgotten what carpeting of roads is. We have approached HUDA officials numerous times but all in vain,” said YK Srivastava, senior vice-president, HUDA plot sector 56 welfare association.

Talking on similar lines, another resident of sector 30, said, “I can’t imagine how people travel on these roads. It’s surprising that officials never felt the need to undertake road carpeting work.”

“The administration seems least bothered to address the issue.”

Giving his take on the issue, SP Ahuja, vice-president, sector 15 (part II) resident welfare association said, “A month ago, our road was carpeted but the same stretch has developed potholes within a month’s time.”

“It is difficult to pass through the road during the night hours due to the absence of streetlights. The authorities need to act at the earliest.”